Château Pontet-Canet 1996

Forget everything, start afresh and erase old habits in order to re-connect with nature, be born anew … Alfred Tesseron and his team, led by Jean-Michel Comme, Pontet-Canet’s régisseur (estate manager) since 1989, have completely transformed both the vineyard and the identity of Château Pontet-Canet. Leaving behind conventional vine-growing techniques in order to embrace organic and biodynamic methods, they have allowed the terroir to reclaim its origins; the vines seem liberated and the grapes have never been more beautiful.

The wines of Pontet-Canet have progressed so much that they are now among the most prestigious in Bordeaux. The return to nature at Pontet-Canet has involved constant risk-taking, a development underpinned by real faith and deep passion.

What strikes the taster immediately is the energy these wines display, the expression of tension and intensity: they are bright and brilliant, as though free of any constraint. Their internal balance combines contained power, uncommon precision of fruit and undeniable class. They seduce by their full-bodied fruit, the finesse of their mouthfeel and their natural elegance, delivering a natural emotion which enhances their seductive charm.

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🌍 Pauillac, Bordeaux, France. Classification 5e cru classé (1855)

👀 Dark ruby red colour.

👃 The complex nose is marked by notes of animal, balsamic, woody, empyreumatic, spicy, floral, fruity, mineral and vegetal scents. The cedar and vanilla scents balance perfectly with the powerful and clean fruitiness.

👄 The palate is characterized by tannins of great distinction; carried by a beautiful freshness to its elegant finale.

 

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